BDS Movement Co-Founder Omar Barghouti Denied Entry to the United States

HeadlineApr 12, 2019

The Trump administration has refused to allow prominent Palestinian human rights activist Omar Barghouti to enter the United States. Barghouti is co-founder of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS. In a statement, Barghouti said, “This U.S. entry ban against me, which is ideologically and politically motivated, is part of Israel’s escalating repression against Palestinian, Israeli and international human rights defenders in the BDS movement.” Barghouti was scheduled to give talks at NYU and Harvard University and to meet U.S. lawmakers. He was also booked to appear in our Democracy Now! studio next Tuesday.

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